"A request for a court-ordered promotional scheme".  That's what one judge termed those class actions where you get a coupon good for a future purchase at the company that allegedly screwed you over, while the lawyers get millions of actual dollars.  Todd Zywicki has more.  Me, I think the lawyers should get paid in whatever currency goes to the plaintiffs.

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